Man Utd star Patrice Evra closes in on Monaco return
Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra is being strongly linked with a return move to Monaco this summer. Reportedly, contract negotiations between the club and the French defender have been going on for several weeks now.
With ten major trophies under his belt in eight-year spell in the Premier League, it appears as if Patrice Evra has finally decided to move away from Manchester United. The Premier League champion’s attempt to sign in Everton’s coveted leftback Leighton Baines in believed to be the reason behind Patrice Evra’s decision to leave Old Trafford.
Reports suggest Patrice Evra has been at table with Monaco for over two months now. The deal is rumored to be in its final stage, with the transfer fees between Manchester United and Monaco proving to be the reason for delay.
Sources close to Monaco claim the Ligue 1 club is eager to bring back Patrice Evra from Manchester United. The 32-year-old France international was joined Manchester United from Monaco after the English club paid £5.5 million pound for him.
Reportedly, Monaco are interested in acquiring the services of Manchester United’s out of favor Portuguese winger Nani, but the new Old Trafford boss David Moyes would like to keep the 26-year-old at the club for another year despite his poor form.
Meanwhile, Monaco is also interested in signing a couple of other experienced defenders. The move for Real Madrid’s Ricardo Carvalho was set along the same lines. Patrice Evra’s return to Monaco depends on whether Manchester United will able to sign in Leighton Baines.
Manchester United’s £10 million bid on the English star has been rejected by Everton. The Merseyside club has labeled the fullback with a price tag of £20 million, something Manchester United officials have silently labeled as outrageous.
It is believed Manchester United will come up with a new bid this week, a bid that will be more acceptable to Everton. The English football giants are also preparing a swoop for Everton star Marouane Fellaini.